Vassar’s Exploring Transfer

 

The Exploring Transfer (ET) program at Vassar College is designed for community college students interested in continuing their education at a competitive four-year college. Students who enroll in the summer program take college courses co-taught by a Vassar and a community college professor. Participants live in a dorm on the Vassar campus in Poughkeepsie, NY, and are encouraged to work and study collaboratively.

Students of all ages who are the first in their family to attend college and those from under-represented groups and disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The application process includes a personal essay, college transcripts, and two faculty evaluations.

MCCS students who are selected to participate receive a scholarship that covers tuition, room, board, books, supplies, and a travel stipend.


Key Dates

  • February and March 2015 — Students should be in the process of completing their application.  The 2015 application will be posted to the Vassar Exploring Transfer webpage in early 2015.
  • March 2015 — Application Deadline.
  • Summer program runs for five weeks beginning in late June and ending in late July.


Helpful Links


Program Contacts at Vassar

  • Light Carruyo, Director, Exploring Transfer Program, 845-437-5513


Community College Contacts

Students interested in applying to Exploring Transfer should contact the Exploring Transfer advisor at their college:

CMCC
Elizabeth Oken
Director of Placement and Transfer Services
755-5239

EMCC
Elizabeth Worden
Director, Academic Support Center
974-4658

KVCC
Teresa Smith
Advising, Career & Transfer Center Director
453-5082

NMCC
Johna Lovely
Student Support Specialist
768-2829

 

SMCC
Sharon Bannon
Director of Career and Transfer Services
741-5626

WCCC
Pamela Feeney
Advisor/Transfer Counselor
454-1079

YCCC
Jessica Gagne
Director, Career & Transfer Services
216-4400